Sensor Research Group

We develop novel electrochemical sensors based on advanced functional materials, new receptor molecules and new signal transduction methods. Our activities involve characterization of new sensor materials as well as design and engineering of novel electrochemical sensors for various applications, including personal health monitoring. A major goal is to develop calibration-free and maintenance-free chemical sensors for distributed chemical analysis and non-invasive on-body chemical sensing.

Group leader


Professor Johan  Bobacka
Laboratory of Molecular Science and Engineering
Johan Gadolin Process Centre
Åbo Akademi University

+358 46 9200208


Research topics

  • Electrochemical sensors and biosensors
  • Solid-contact ion-selective electrodes
  • Solid-state reference electrodes
  • Wearable chemical sensors
  • Electronic tongue and nose technology
  • Electrochemical energy storage